Lawmakers in Virginia, Maryland and other places are considering electric vehicle legislation and laws related to EV charging stations in 2018. These bills include enacting or repealing tax credits for plug-in vehicles and EV charging equipment, anti-ICEing laws and legislation authorizing the installation of charging equipment at multi-unit housing and office buildings. We are keeping track of those bills as they are introduced and following their progress here.
UPDATED 02/16/18 10:00 AM
SB 177 – Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program and Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Credit – Fiscal Year 2017 Applicants
Establishing the Fiscal Year 2017 Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment Rebate Program to provide rebates to individuals and entities that qualified for a rebate in fiscal year 2017 but did not receive it due to a limitation on the total amount of rebates to be issued in fiscal year 2017; limiting the rebate to applicants that applied for a rebate during fiscal year 2017; allowing a credit against the motor vehicle excise tax for certain qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles; etc.
Status: Hearing 1/30/18 at 1:30 PM – Budget and Taxation Hearing Video
HB 598 – Vehicle Laws – Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicles – Reserved Parking Spaces
Prohibiting a person from stopping, standing, or parking a vehicle that is not a plug-in electric drive vehicle in a parking space that is designated for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles have green pavement markings; requiring that a parking space for the use of plug-in electric drive vehicles be counted as part of the overall number of parking spaces for certain purposes; establishing a civil penalty of $50 for a violation of the Act; etc.
Status: Hearing 2/15/18 at 1:00 PM – Environment and Transportation Hearing Video
HB 602 – Real Property – Installation and Use of Electric Vehicle Recharging Equipment
Providing that certain provisions of a recorded covenant or restriction, a declaration, or the bylaws or rules of a condominium or homeowners association are void and unenforceable; establishing certain requirements and procedures relating to an application to the governing body of a condominium or homeowners association to install or use electric vehicle recharging equipment; requiring certain owners of electric vehicle recharging equipment to be responsible for certain costs and disclosures; etc.
Status: 2/15/18 Unfavorable Report by Environment and Transportation Hearing Video
HB 714 – Vehicle Laws – HOV Lanes – Plug-In Electric Drive and Hybrid Vehicles
Extending the termination date to September 30, 2022, for certain provisions of law authorizing certain hybrid vehicles to use a certain high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane regardless of the number of passengers under certain circumstances; extending the termination date to September 30, 2022 for certain provisions of law making certain requirements regarding the use of HOV lanes by plug-in electric drive vehicles applicable to qualified hybrid vehicles; etc.
Status: Hearing 2/22/18 at 1:00 PM – Environment and Transportation
SB 751 cross-file of HB 714 – Vehicle Laws – HOV Lanes – Plug-In Electric Drive and Hybrid Vehicles
Status: Hearing 2/27/18 at 1:00 PM – Judicial Proceedings
UPDATED 02/11/18 9:30 PM
HB 469 – Electric vehicle; establishes tax credit on purchase or lease price.
Electric vehicle tax credit. Establishes for taxable years beginning on and after January 1, 2018, a tax credit in the amount of 10 percent of the purchase or lease price of an electric vehicle. The bill defines “electric vehicle” and provides that the credit is nonrefundable, may be carried forward for three years, and shall not exceed $3,500 per taxpayer. The bill requires the Department of Taxation to cease issuing tax credits for electric vehicles when 20 percent of vehicles registered in Virginia are electric or in taxable year 2023, whichever is sooner.
Status: 02/02/18 House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (likely dead)
HB 922 – Electric vehicle charging stations; local and public operation.
Authorizes any locality or public institution of higher education, or the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property such entity owns or leases. The bill requires that the use of a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property owned or leased by a locality be restricted to employees of the locality and authorized visitors and that such station be accompanied by appropriate signage that provides reasonable notice of such restriction. The bill exempts such a locality, public institution of higher education, or the Department of Conservation and Recreation from being considered a public utility solely because of the sale of electric vehicle charging service or the ownership or operation of an electric vehicle charging station and further exempts such service from constituting the retail sale of electricity.
Status: 02/12/18 passed House (100-Y 0-N) Read More …